Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog SVC 
2023-2024 Catalog SVC


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees and Certificates by Department


Known as the learning lab for the 21st century workplace, the Bachelor’s degree in Management is  designed for those who have completed an associate’s degree in any field, including those that do not directly transfer to four-year schools. The fully online program replicates the on-the-job learning environment with upper-level courses that model a management view perspective through teamwork and independent learning. Participants are invited to join a weekly lunchtime zoom meeting at which they can engage with faculty and with other participants.

Degree Option

The Bachelor in Applied Science - Management program is a two-year, 90 credit degree that offers an opportunity to gain the skills needed to excel in a management position. It is designed for students who have completed any associate degree including those degrees that do not typically transfer to four-year schools (AA, AAS-T, AAS, or ATA).  

The program offers a BAS degree in either general Management or Healthcare Management. The Healthcare Management option is a non-clinical program.

The Bachelor in Management program has a selective admissions process and students may only begin the program fall quarter. Prospective students must attend a program briefing to receive application materials. The choice of degree is selected at the time of application and students must attend a program briefing to receive application materials. The application and admission process information can be found at Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (skagit.edu).

A Bachelor in Applied Science (BAS) degree is awarded upon completion of 90 credits of specified 300 and 400 level coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in upper level courses. Entry into a Master’s program may require a higher GPA for admission. Students are responsible for checking specific major requirements of graduate institutions.

Cost of Program

Specific tuition information can be found at: www.skagit.edu/admissions/tuition-fees. Textbook costs should not exceed $50 per upper level course.  Upper division courses carry a higher tuition rate than lower division courses. 

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Management program, students will be able to: 

  • Address managerial and workplace issues and opportunities in their field of interest by applying a problem-solving approach that integrates multiple disciplines and functions.
  • Compose solutions to workplace issues and opportunities that integrate fiscal and social responsibility perspectives.
  • Challenge assumptions such as those formed by culture or irrational logic by analyzing the origins and perpetuation of explicit and implicit bias.
  • Construct a platform for personal career/occupational growth and community impact by analyzing the levers of social capital, power, and privilege.  
  • Demonstrate leadership and professional presence by modeling workplace appropriate norms.

Program Admissions

Applied Bachelor degrees at Skagit Valley College are selective admission programs with a separate admissions process for these degrees. Prospective students must register for and attend a program information session to receive application materials. Information on the application and admissions process is available at skagit.edu/basam

Specialized Program Information

Skagit Valley College bachelor degrees follow a cohort model and students may only begin the program fall quarter.  Each course in the Management program connects to each other within each quarter and from quarter to quarter. Courses build on prior life and educational experiences and are tailored to individual career interests. To replicate the workplace learning experience, courses involve working independently and in project teams. 

To build the technology and digital skills necessary for success in the 21st century workplace and to maximize the accessibility of the program for those who are working and/or managing family obligations, all classes in the program are fully online. Students are invited to join a weekly lunchtime Zoom meeting at which they can engage with faculty and with other participants.

To support the accessibility of the program, costs for the required learning materials such as textbooks are capped at $50 per course.


Entry requirements reflect the preparation needed for upper division courses in the Management field.

For the Bachelor of Applied Science in Management program, applicants must have:

  • Attended a program briefing. This is the only way a prospective program member can receive an application.
  • An associate degree by the Fall quarter of program entry with a cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  • Applicants may apply if they anticipate receiving their associates degree before the program start. The acceptance will be conditional, and the degree must be completed before the first day of classes.
  • Passed ENGL& 101 - English Composition I and CMST& 210 - Interpersonal Communication: D or CMST& 220 - Public Speaking  or their equivalent with a minimum grade of a “C.” These classes are a prerequisite for BASM 301 and must be completed before the first day of classes.
  • Applicants may apply if they have not completed these classes at the time of application. Acceptance will be provisional and the BASM 301 prerequisites must be completed before the first day of Fall quarter classes. 
Advisor Check-ins:

These checkpoints provide the framework for Skagit Valley College Advising Policy and Procedures for selective entry Bachelor’s degrees:

  • Prior to Application: The College will provide information designed to assist students in identifying educational goals and options, as well as critical resources for supporting students in achieving their goals.
  • BAS Application: Students will be asked to attend a program briefing session and to apply for admission to the program.
  • BAS Enrollment: Once accepted into the program, BAS faculty and staff will guide students with registration. The application process is available at skagit.edu/basam
Faculty and Advisor:

Sunaina Virendra
Management Department Chair and Instructor

(360) 416-7635


    Bachelor’s Degrees

    Intended for students who want to build on their associate degrees by earning a baccalaureate level degree.

    Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees and Certificates by Department